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New York City Welcome: Private Tour with a Local Guide

New York City Welcome: Private Tour with a Local Guide

From US$ 35 per person

Explore New York with a knowledgeable local who will help you discover the best of the city. Get familiar with the area where you’re staying, learn about the best ways to get around and get lots of useful tips from your guide on what to see and do.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German, Italian, French
Pickup included
Your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby or outside your Airbnb/accommodation as long as it is in the city-center.
Private group


  • Get to know New York through the eyes of a local who's passionate about the city
  • Find out the best ways to navigate the city
  • Learn lots of tips and tricks and some of the city’s best-kept secrets
Full description
With this welcome tour you’ll transform your way of traveling to make it as much about the people you meet as about the places you see. Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your visit. There are 2, 3 and 4-hour tour options available. Your guide will meet you where you're staying and you can start out getting familiar with the neighborhood, finding out about the best places to eat and shop, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
  • Local guide (Lokafyer)
  • Customized private tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Optional activity costs
  • Meals and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children below 3 years of age join free of charge.
  • If you would like to include a visit to an attraction, you will need to cover the cost of entrance for the Lokafyer (local guide).
  • You can request a specific time for the tour.
  • This is a walking tour, so it is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes.
Customer reviews

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based on 364 reviews

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Absolutely TOP !! We were very skeptical, private guide mmhh what should you imagine and how will it be. We had Helga, 62 years old and originally from Berlin. It was a wonderful day! She showed us so much, how the subway works, Roosevelt Island, Spanish Harlem, Wall Street, the ferry to Germany, so much information, we couldn't go into all of them. We had booked 3 hours and were then even on the road with her for 5 hours. It was really such a wonderful experience to see the city through the eyes of a local. I can only recommend it.

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January 6, 2020

We were traveling with Ray and not only is he a great personality, but he also brought us very close to New York. It was a lot of fun. After the tour, it was much easier for us to understand the New Yorkers and to immerse ourselves in the mentality. Thanks to Ray, we were also able to understand the subway better. We were and are very enthusiastic and gladly recommend it to others.

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January 4, 2020

Eine absolut tolle und empfehlenswerte Tour. Helga, gebürtig in Deutschland, aber seit vielen Jahren in den USA und New York zu Hause, hat uns pünktlich im Hotel abgeholt. Viele tolle Sehenswürdigkeiten, Plätze und Highlights der Stadt haben wir zusammen erkundet. Helga kannte sich bestens aus , machte Vorschläge und berücksichtigte in gleicher Weise unsere Wünsche und Anliegen. Sowohl für mich, der ich schon mehrfach in New York war, als auch für meine Familie ( zum ersten Mal in den USA ) , war es die perfekte Tour.

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October 28, 2019

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